Korean Circ J.  1994 Oct;24(5):722-725. 10.4070/kcj.1994.24.5.722.

A Case of Atrial Septal Defect in Identical Twins

Abstract

Atrial septal defect is one of the most common congenital heart diseases in adult, of which absolute causes is not confirmed, but explained by multifactorial inheritance. In Korea, there has been no case report of atrial septal defect in identical twins in spite of some reports of atrial septal defect in relatives and twins in other countries. We present a first case of atrial septal defect in identical twins whose mother had no infection or medication history during pregnancy.

Keyword

Atrial septal defect; Multifactorial inheritance

MeSH Terms

Adult
Heart Diseases
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial*
Humans
Korea
Mothers
Multifactorial Inheritance
Pregnancy
Twins
Twins, Monozygotic*
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